This week's sketch comes from April Foster's "Hello" layout in her ROLLER RINK gallery - we loved her stack of patterned paper strips and couldn't wait to see what you'd all do with that jumping off point!
This week, we asked SC member natalia to share her take on the sketch. She isolated a couple of different elements and used them as a jumping off point - this is an awesome way to put a totally unique spin on a sketch!
(supplies : Kits - Santa Monica, Monkey Bars, Four Square ; Stamps - Summer Stamp School ; Cut File - Summer Stamp School ; veneer - Studio Calico Hearts & Arrows veneer)
Hello ladies! Here's how the layout came together.
When I first saw the sketch, the first element that caught my eye was the two circles at the top and the middle of the page. I thought there's a mirroring effect there and I'd like to play with that. So I decided to play with Studio Calico's speech bubble cut file and create a mirroring effect with that. I took out the letters and arranged it at the top of the page. I also used the negative cut to be the backdrop of the speech bubbles. I hand drawn the black stitches around the cuts and the photos, to emphasise those elements. I also used different patterned papers behind each speech bubbles because I want the text to stand out.
The second would be the alphas running across the page. I knew when I saw this that I will want to print out and cut strips of my journaling. So that's what I did here and placed it next to the speech bubbles. Making this layout was quite a challenge to me because I'm not used to referring to a sketch when I make my pages. But it was definitely a good challenge! And I just love the colour scheme in Studio Calico kits, it just made everything a breeze for me, the page eventually falls together nicely. Have a good Sunday!
I love all of the arrows Natalia added to her page - they do an awesome job helping to move your eye from element to element. If you'd like to see more of Natalia's work, please stop by her blog or her gallery here at Studio Calico!
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by October 8th for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop.